Crunchy Chocolate Cherry Granola Recipe

Jun 25, 2011 10:01 am

Enjoy as an indulgent breakfast or for dessert

We all know granola is great for breakfast and as a snack on the go, but we love this one for dessert. Sprinkle on pies, Greek yogurt, cobblers and ice cream. Your typical hot fudge sundae gets a little bravado when you hit it with a handful of this granola, and you get the satisfaction of enjoying every bite.

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photo: <a href="">thepinkpeppercornr</a> on Flickr
photo: thepinkpeppercornr on Flickr
Servings: 4 to 5 cups


2 cups rolled oats
1 cup light brown sugar
1 1/2 cup slivered almonds
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup dried cherries
3/4 cup dark chocolate, chopped
  1. Preheat the oven to 250°F.
  2. Combine the oats, brown sugar, almonds, cinnamon, oil, coconut, and salt in a large bowl and mix until well combined.
  3. Spread the mixture in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the oven and let cool. Transfer to a large bowl and toss with the cherries, and chocolate.
Level of Difficulty: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cooking Time: 
1 hour
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